Student #16th grade looked up a couple of mimi-documentaries on collage works of Artists Barbara Krueger, Picasso's guitars and Robert Rauschenberg.Students payed really close attention to these artist's artwork. They weren't accustomed to seeing artwork that looked like this. They learned about Rauschenberg's Combines.The students learned that collage work can be made out of a variety different materials. They learned how text can be just as powerful as color. Student quote on one of Rauschenberg's images "that man printed on a car!"
Student #2Collage Students created collage works that would incorporate their goals, thoughts & personal reflections in responses to life's challenges. Students also looked at graffiti artists who use stencils and photography for social commentary. Above: Student incorporates stencils into his collage. The students learned that collage work can be made out of a variety different materials. They learned how text can be just as powerful as color.
Student #3Student' CollagesStudents were invested in every part of the process of collage making. They had a whole session on just working the first layers of colors. Some students took the unconventional way of incorporating text into their collages. Some of the collages included text (and images) in the form of metal engravings. Students were asked to write about their collages artworks in their journals.
From Journal To Collage:
A students artwork about journeys, changes and getting through dark times.In the beginning of the project she reflected on the idea of isolation and depression. Through out her creative process she began to incorporate themes of peace, inner change, journeys and reflection. Some of her imagery came from one of her favorite books.Her artwork incorporated paint, photographic images, newspaper & text.Student example of early sketches that made it into their collage.